The wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist yesterday also saw a number of guests from non-reigning royal houses. Representing the Greek royals, Princess Tatiana wowed in an exquisitely beaded Celia Kritharioti gown in dove grey. The light gown was perfectly complimented by Tatiana’s small diamond tiara, a piece not previously seen before. I hope this is a permanent addition to Tatiana’s jewel vault because the proportion, scale and delicacy of it are lovely on her.
One of the biggest tiara surprses at this wedding appeared on Princess Ursula of Bavaria. While the scrolled diamond tiara looked lovely on her, it is eerily reminiscent of the famous Spencer tiara. The Bavarian royals have sent several larger tiaras to auction in recent years and this piece has a few royal jewel watchers wondering if it is a new purchase or has been pulled out from the depths of the family vault. Its history aside, this tiara is a beautiful one that I thought would have benefited from either Ursula’s large drop earrings or multiple strands of pearls but not both.
Princess Ursula’s daughter-in-law, Princess Anna of Bavaria, repeated the small diamond fringe tiara we saw her wear to Princess Madeleine’s wedding two years ago. This time, however, she paired it with a grand up-do which showed the piece to much greater effect. With her dramatic diamond earrings and navy and silver dress, Anna looked stunning.
That covers our review of all the tiaras worn by guests at the Swedish royal wedding! Stay tuned for a final post with all the official wedding portraits to tie up coverage of this event.
Photos from Albert Nieboer/dpa and Albert Nieboer/dpa via Corbis; Getty as indicated
The Greek royals get my vote for best couple at a wedding. They looked just right. Not too much, not too little, and are a very handsome and cheerful pair. Princess Ursula’s dress was too mumsy, and it just didn’t work for me, although the jewelry was nice and made a splash. Princess Anna looked amazing. All in all, the guests at this wedding really made a statement, with a few exceptions. Ursula and M-M I am talking about you! Ursula was too overdone with too much effort, and M-M was too underdone, with too little effort.
I thought the exact same.
what an elegant group of guests
Princess Tatiana’s dress was beautiful, but didn’t like the ruffle on the cuff or her reticule. The delicate tiara was fitting for this petite lady, but think it would have been spectacular with her hair worn up. Princess Ursula looked lovely in her tiara, but could have done without the pearl necklace. On the other hand, her daughter-in-law really nailed it–lovely tiara, beautiful dress, and an upsweep that showed her tiara to the best advantage.
Tatiana’s dress is great but the hair is bad. I don’t know who Princess Anna is but she crushed it!